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Good Life Project
Good Life Project
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What does it mean to live a good life? What's the role of happiness, meaning, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more?... more

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How Systems Free Us & Community Lifts Us Up | Neil Pasricha

Here’s a weird statement, my friend, Neil Pasricha, is simultaneously one of the free-est, and also most rules-based and systematized... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
Jessica Nordell | How to Reveal & Change Our Hidden Scripts

Have you ever realized how often you think without really thinking? Jessica is an award-winning author and science writer known for... more

01 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
How to Be Creative | Spotlight Convo

As we head into the final month of the year, which for many has been a year of re-emergence and... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
How to Find Meaning Through Work, Set Boundaries, & Embrace Change | A Good Life Jam With Eric Zimmer

For a lot of us, 2020 was the wake-up call we desperately needed to be able to look at our... more

24 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
How to Lead with Love (even when it’s hard) | Bishop Michael Curry

How do you step into conversations, whether personal or professional, family, friends, colleagues, or even perceived or real adversaries, and... more

21 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
5 Life-Changing Holiday Survival Habits | Jonathan Fields

Ahh, that holiday time of year. A time for celebration and joy and generosity and reflection. And also a whole... more

17 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Love & Lightning: A Heart-Centered Take on Work & Life | Jadah Sellner

Imagine, after years of struggling to find your way in different careers and trying out business ideas, you created something... more

14 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
How to Live Longer (and Better) | David A. Sinclair, Ph.D.

Question for you: what if you could slow down, stop or even reverse your aging process? What if you could... more

10 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Anand Giridharadas | How to Change Minds

Is it even possible to have a genuinely open conversation that holds the potential to persuade someone to your point... more

07 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Alex Elle | How to Heal

I’ve come to realize something, we are all healing from something. All the time. Maybe it’s a physical illness or... more

03 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
An Inspiring Comeback Story | Mike Han

Sometimes, life brings us to our knees in order to also bring us back to our essence. Question is, what... more

31 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
5 Life-Changing Relationship Habits | Jonathan Fields

So what if I told you that the things that will make the biggest difference in your life, your health,... more

27 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Jerry Saltz | How Art Changes Us (and is being changed by us)

Imagine working as an artist for a decade only to burn out, melt down, and vanish from that world to... more

24 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Dr. Marisa G. Franco | How to Make Adult Friends (and Why They Matter)

Friends matter, more than you even know. A lack of genuine, open, loving friends can lead to profound loneliness. And... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Elaine Aron, PhD | How Highly Sensitive People Thrive

So, what if being highly sensitive was actually a superpower, not something to be fixed?If you've ever heard the term,... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Maria Garcia | Anything For Selena

Have you ever been so deeply affected by another person that their story literally gives your life context and meaning... more

13 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | How to Make Amends When We Cause Harm (and we all will)

We all mess up. Sometimes in small ways, but other times big ones. Sometimes privately, other times publicly. We don’t... more

10 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Rolf Potts | What if You COULD Take that Dream Trip?

Traveling the world, especially for an extended period, may be a luxury you only dream about or can only do... more

06 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Jessi Hempel | The Power of Living Authentically, Even When it’s Hard

So, what’s your biggest secret? And, what’s the cost you’ve been bearing for living, or trying to live, under its... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour,
Yung Pueblo | How to Create Clarity & Connection

Why is it that, so often, we need to be brought to our knees in order to wake up to,... more

29 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Catherine Burns | How To Tell A Captivating Story

Did you ever wish you could be that person who captivated a room, a gathering, an audience, a date with... more

26 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Rabbi Rami Shapiro | Spiritual, But Not Religious? What’s Really Going On.

You’ve heard the call, “I’m not religious, but I am spiritual.” What does that even mean? And, why are so... more

22 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
Amanda Ripley | How to Navigate Conflict With Greater Ease

Life today can feel like wall-to-wall conflict. And most of us, well, we plain hate the feeling it gives us.... more

19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour,
5 Life-Changing Habits | Jonathan Fields

So we all have habits and routines, rituals, and behaviors that we do in the name of living our best... more

15 Sep 2022 · 1 hour,
DJ DiDonna | How to Take a Life-Changing Break

Let’s suspend judgment, just for a minute. What if you could take a few weeks, months, maybe even an entire... more

12 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Susan Piver | The Enneagram: A Powerful, Different Take on a Life-changing Tool

When you hear the word - enneagram, you likely have one of three replies: Oh, yay, can’t get enough of... more

08 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Ari Weinzweig | How Business Can Change the World, One Life at a Time

Imagine, being in your 20s, fresh out of washing dishes at a local restaurant, borrowing just enough money to open... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Jen Sincero | How to Be a Badass @ Money & Life

How do you flip the switch from struggle and futility to wild, unbridled joy and success? And how does money... more

01 Sep 2022 · 53 minutes
How to Create Life-Changing Boundaries | Spotlight Convo

This has been a year that has tested our boundaries on nearly every level. Work, friendship, family, community, geography, politics,... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Carolyn Chen | When Work Becomes Religion (and how it preys on us)

You may not think of your work as your religion, but for many, it’s trying to become exactly that! Without... more

25 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
Simran Jeet Singh | On Bringing Us Back Together

We’ve all been othered, felt like we didn’t belong, at some point or moment in our lives. It feels awful.... more

22 Aug 2022 · 53 minutes
Patrice Washington | The Truth About Wealth (It’s Not What You Think)

What if wealth wasn’t what we thought? Sure, money is a part of it, and access, status, and at least... more

18 Aug 2022 · 50 minutes
Frank Lipman | The 6 Pillars of a Happy, Healthy Life [Best of]

Is happiness just in your mind, or does your body play a role? Is health just in your body, or... more

15 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
Lisa Miller, Ph.D. | The Surprising Science of Spirituality

Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person, or not, your brain - yes, you - is wired for spirituality in... more

11 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Sabaa Tahir | All My Rage

Imagine leaving everything you know behind to start a life in a brand new country, all in hopes of providing... more

08 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
Steve Magness | The Truth About Toughness (a better way to do hard things)

Adults do this thing — and maybe you've already done it yourself since you've grown up — where they go... more

04 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
JoAnna Garcia Swisher | How to Stay True to Yourself, While Going for a Dream

How do you balance both the weight and the sense of possibility of pursuing a massive dream? Especially when you... more

01 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
Colin O'Brady | The Power of Quests (and how to mount yours)

So, what would make someone strap a sled loaded with 375 pounds of food and supplies onto their body, then... more

28 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Tiffani R. Moore | Living & Flourishing With Chronic Illness

Imagine, after years of living on your own, building a 15-year career an award-winning career as a Creative Consultant and... more

25 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Ibram X. Kendi | How to Raise an Antiracist

One of the things I’ve come to believe during the now 10-year journey of Good Life Project is that there... more

21 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
John Rzeznik | Goo Goo Dolls to Good Good Life [Best Of]

How does a founding member of one of the biggest bands of the last few decades create such incredible music,... more

18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Dr. Jennifer Heisz | Move Your Body, Ease Your Mind

We all know how exercise and fitness can impact and improve our physical health. But, what about what it can... more

14 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Kerri Kelly | The Myth of Wellness & How We Truly Heal

We’ve all heard the call to self-care, some have even heeded it. But what if, beyond the core concept of... more

11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Angus Fletcher | Sparking Creativity with the Power of Storytelling

The fact that you're listening to this podcast right now tells me ‌you likely already know the power of a... more

07 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Gail Devers | How to Take Back Control of Your Life and Health

Today's guest, Gail Devers, was a rising star in the world of running, winning title after title. Until her body... more

05 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Jake Wesley Rogers | Embracing What Makes You Different

Vogue Magazine named today’s guest, Jake Wesley Rogers, Gen Z's Elton John, but truth is, he is a wildly-talented, 25-year-old... more

30 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Abby Wambach | Doing Hard Things & Falling in Love [Best Of]

For generations, Abby Wambach’s name has been synonymous with soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and... more

27 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Tara Westover | Educated: The Story Behind the Phenom

If you haven't heard of Tara Westover's memoir Educated. yet, you're in for a real treat. Her massive blockbuster book... more

23 Jun 2022 · 58 minutes
Jenna Kutcher | How “Are” You? No, Really.

When's the last time you've answered the question, "How are you?" honestly? Whether small talk is a good thing, a bad... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Florence Williams | What Heartbreak Does to Your Body (and what to do about it)

Heartbreak. We all experience it. It’s a horrible feeling, but can it actually, literally, break your heart, along with the... more

16 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
Terry Real | How “Me First” Culture Destroys Us (and what to do about it)

So, what if being fiercely self-reliant and individualistic was actually a terrible thing? I know, I know, sounds silly. I... more

13 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Danica Roem | The Power of Living Authentically (even when it’s hard)

My guest today, Danica Roem, went from fronting a Death Metal band by night while building a career as an... more

09 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
Nabil Ayers | Building a Living & Life Around a Passion

Imagine being a kid who loved music, who’d been brought up with jazz literally in his blood, graduating college, then,... more

06 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Rabbi Steve Leder | How to Live What Matters

With everything going on in the world recently, we've likely all thought to ourselves at some point, "Is humanity lost?"... more

02 Jun 2022 · 47 minutes
Jennifer Grey | Out of the Corner

When we consider the qualities and traits passed down throughout our family tree, we may think of the curly hair... more

31 May 2022 · 59 minutes
Chef Irene Shiang Li | How to Turn Passion & Play Into Impact & Success

When Chef Irene Li opened a food truck, mei mei, with her siblings, hoping to have fun together, build something... more

23 May 2022 · 53 minutes
Paul Conti, MD | Understanding Trauma & How to Heal From It

If you google the word “Trauma” you’ll find the top search results arrive in some form of the question “What... more

19 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Connie Lim aka MILCK | How to Break the Expectation Trap [Best Of]

Have you ever asked yourself: “Who am I? What do I stand for?” Many of us do ask these questions... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Julian Gilliam (LOGIK) | How to Embrace Your Inner Outlier & Change Culture

What if, instead of trying to fit in and be accepted, you embraced and harnessed the power of your inner... more

12 May 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Anne Helen Petersen | How To Make Your Work Fit Your Life

We’re all in a process of reimagining when it comes to work, looking at the changes we’ve made over the... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Johann Hari | Why You Can’t Pay Attention (and how to get it back)

I’ve come to believe that the quality and richness of our lives is, in no small part, determined by the... more

05 May 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Zoe Chance | How to Be More Influential (ethically)

What do you think of when you hear the word influence? Or the phrase, “be an influencer?” Maybe you think... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Wellness, Women & Wisdom | 4 Leading Voices

Is energy medicine real? What about Ayurveda? What about Western/modern medicine, what’s right and not so right about it? Does... more

28 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Blair Imani | How to Open Hearts & Change Minds

My guest today, Blair Imani, grew up in a house where sitting quiet in the face of any level of... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How Breathing Can Change Your Life | James Nestor [Best Of]

We all breathe. It just happens. But, what if the way you breathe made a massive difference in everything from... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Sara C. Mednick, PhD | How to Activate Your “Ease” Button

When was the last time you felt truly at peace? Relaxed, physically and emotionally at ease? How can you downregulate... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Shaka Senghor | How Not to Be Defined by Your Worst Moment

I’m fascinated by the idea of snap decisions, how some can lead to amazing outcomes, and others can destroy lives.... more

14 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Joan Osborne | A Life of Music, Travel & Activism

I still remember the first time I heard Joan Osborne’s iconic song, One of Us. I was 29, a couple... more

11 Apr 2022 · 57 minutes
Dr. Jud Brewer | How to Unwind Anxiety

Anxiety, even saying the word makes me a bit anxious. But, what if there was a way to unwind it... more

07 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Susan Cain | The Power of Bittersweetness

Ever wonder why a certain sad song or even a few bars of just the right melancholy music will stop... more

04 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
Good Food, Good Life | Legendary Chefs Take the Mic

Ever hear the phrase, “food is life?” Well, it rings true in so many ways. It’s not just about nutrition,... more

31 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Introducing SPARKED: Our New Podcast About Work & Life

Every week on the SPARKED podcast, we invite a listener to share what’s going on in their work & life,... more

30 Mar 2022 · 31 minutes
Mr. Chazz Lewis | How to Be a Teacher, Parent or Leader Who Changes Lives

Chazz Lewis’s mission in life is to enjoy the process of becoming the best version of himself and help others... more

28 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Hrishikesh Hirway | Life Beyond Song Exploder

Hrishikesh Hirway has been making music for as long as he can remember and, as an adult, spent years building... more

24 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Tom Bilyeu | How to Create Massive Impact

How’d a kid who loved movies and thought he’d be a filmmaker leave film school, and end up building a... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Jenny Blake | How to Create More Free Time

What would you give to have more free time, less stress & more ability to do the things you love,... more

17 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Arian Moayed | The Fear Never Leaves, You Just Keep Going [Best of]

Maybe you’ve seen this week’s guest, Arian Moayed, playing the role of Stewy on HBO’s Succession. Or in the breakaway... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Jordan Harbinger | How to Come Back From Disaster

What if you found yourself in the middle years of life, taking on responsibility, building a family, a reputation, a... more

10 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Amy Bloom | A “Good” Death (and why we need to talk about it)

What does it actually mean to have a “good” death? If you’re like most people, the very question - simply... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Sue Monk Kidd | How to “Change Lanes” & Reclaim Your Narrative

How does a surgical and pediatric nurse become one of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time? This was... more

03 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Rosie Acosta | How to Feel Radically Loved (even by you)

How do you create a radical change in direction in your life? My guest today, Rosie Acosta, found herself asking... more

28 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bessel van der Kolk, MD | The Body Keeps the Score

These last few years have dealt a lot of blows to our state of mind, body, and health. On some... more

24 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Debbie Millman | How to Design a Life

How do you design a life of wonder and love, contribution and meaning, joy and expression? At the end of... more

21 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Mia Birdsong | Reimagining Family & Friendship [Best Of]

What do you think of when you hear the word “family?” For some, it’s feelings of love, belonging, support. For... more

17 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
How to Love & Be Loved

When the curator of the longest-running study on human flourishing, the Grant Study, was asked if there was any one... more

14 Feb 2022 · 56 minutes
Cole Arthur Riley | Reclaiming the Stories That Shape Us

Cole Arthur Riley grew up in a house full of personalities that she describes as loud and funny, but as... more

10 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
7 Ways to Find Calm (Even in a Storm)

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a near-magical ability to find yourself at peace, to dial in... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Janine Kwoh | Saying Yes to the Call to Create

Ever look at someone who has made an astonishing change in career, leaving behind what seemed like a dream career,... more

03 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
Dan Pink | The Surprising Upside of Regret

We’ve all been told, try to live a life without regret. But, what if regret was actually a good thing?... more

31 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

So, what might happen if you let go of what you thought your life would or should be, and created... more

27 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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How do you design a life of wonder and love, contribution and meaning, joy and expression? At the end of the day,... more